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Why do I have diffuse hair loss (scalp) as a woman?

Why do I have diffuse hair loss (scalp) as a woman?

Many causes: There are many kinds of hair loss, with many causes, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. Most "natural" hair loss treatments are a waste of money - so get professional help for this. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Is hair loss on scalp at 22 normal when I have an abundance of hair everywhere else?

Is hair loss on scalp at 22 normal when I have an abundance of hair everywhere else?

It is common.: This is called androgenetic alopecia or male pattern hair loss. The hair on your scalp is sensitive to a hormone called Dht which causes it to fall off in individuals that are genetically susceptible to this. It only affects hair on your scalp even if you have an abundance of hair everywhere else on your body. ...Read more

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What is baldness or hair loss and why? How could grow up hair once again on the scalp?

What is baldness or hair loss and why? How could grow up hair once again on the scalp?

Hair loss: Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Each strand of hair you have sits in a tiny hole (cavity) in the skin called a follicle. Baldness in general occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. ...Read more

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Heavy headgear damage the underlying of the scalp cause hair loss and pain what can I do?

Heavy headgear damage the underlying of the scalp cause hair loss and pain what can I do?

What type of: headgear? It is unlikely that your headgear is the cause of hair loss. Sikhs wear turbans all day and that is not associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Not likely.: Usually the rash of "cradle cap" as it is commonly called can lead to some hair loss. This is temporary, however, and should not cause any great alarm. ...Read more

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Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Do estradot patches helps to reduce scalp hair loss in men?

Generally no: Transgender (male to female) patients on long term estrogen therapy, especially when started while in youth, may experience less male-pattern baldness than they would have otherwise. But generally no, it is not an accepted or effective therapy for male pattern hair loss. Adverse effects also greatly limit use. Minoxidil (Rogain) when used as directed works quite well. ...Read more

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What is the number one ways to combat oily scalp and hair loss ?

What is the number one ways to combat oily scalp and hair loss ?

Scalp hyzine: Vitamin and protein supplement, treat scalp oiliness with apropriate sampoo, avoid excess testosteron.... If taking. Breading and coloring damages hair in long term. See pmd. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more